Just few weeks ago, we had a Indian summer but definitely the autumn has arrived. The air is cooler and my sun flowers are ending their life. The Japanese always say “Autumn is the best season for eating and reading books.
Today I introduce some simple words which are related to Autumn. I must say that learning Japanese is far more difficult than learning English. While English language has one character of alphabet, Japanese language has three characters of katakana and Kanji and grammatically how to structure sentences is totally different from English. For that reasons, it is sometimes discouraging to study. However, learning simple words can be easy way to start.
You might have already known some of them! Hope this blog is of any help for your study. I states English words, Japanese words, it’s kanji and it’s hiragana.
A Clear Sky Autumn day/Aki bare
Cirrocumulus/mackerel sky/Iwashi gumo
Autumn season (7th Aug – 6th Nov)/Sanshu
An autumn river/Aki no kawa
A mountain with autumn leaves/yama yosou
A shooting star/Nagareboshi・Ryu-sei
The full moon/Mangetsu
Autumn wind/Aki kaze/Sofu
Mushroom hunting/Kinoko gari
Harvesting rice field../Aki ta karu
A unused forgotten Fan /Wasure ougi
A red dragonfly/Aka tonbo
Despite of their noisy annoying crying sounds it is not Japan’s summer without them.
Japanese Onomatopoeia can be used for Autumn
|The autumn sky had cleared to a deep blue color||ao ao||秋空は青々と晴れ上がっていた|
|dead leafs drop little||para para||枯れ葉がぱらぱら落ちる|
|if you are so slow all mushrooms will be taken by others||guzu guzu||ぐずぐすしていると きのこ誰かにとられちゃう|
|Children are exciting to run||waku waku||こどもたちはかっけこをわくわくしている|
|light and fluffy clouds||fuwa fuwa||ふわふわした雲|
|rain heavily||za- za-||雨がざあざあーと降る|
|a shooting stars flows fast||shu-n||流れ星がシューンと流れる|
|rain little||potsu potsu||雨がポツポツ|
|harvest rice fields quickly||sassa||稲刈りをさっさとする|
|Cosmos bloom in a row||zurari||コスモスがずらりと咲いている|
|put chrysanthemum tightly in a vase||gisshiri||菊の花をぎっしりいれる|
|gather persimmons more and more||don don||柿をどんどん集める|
|A autumn river flows gently||sara sara||秋の川がさらさらと流れる|
|break a chestnut||passatto||パサッとわる|
|A grasshopper cries||gi-chon||ギーチョン|
We express various sounds, which are surrounding us and hear, in words, that is onomatopoeia (giongo). Compare with English language, Japanese language has much more onomatopoeia. We quite often use them. Describing animated lives, vehicles, human beings, nature and our life style. I have outlined some of them below which may be used to express for something related to Summer. Do you know them?
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Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy and learn something new. Let’s keep on learning more Japanese words!!!